Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:12 pm on 29th January 2010.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 2:12 pm, 29th January 2010

The figures cannot be disputed. Those that I have been given show that in London 350,000 households are on a waiting list. The figure for England is 1.75 million. Given that the Minister, like me, wants as many people as possible to live in a decent home, surely anything that allows any additional homes to be built or improved-even if it makes only a small contribution-must be a welcome addition to the rest of the Government's plan, which he will outline.

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